In implementing Holacracy, the CEO and top executives turn management over to self-organized teams. And it’s not just an idea on the pages of the latest business best-seller. Most notably, Zappos, the online shoe emporium, just adopted it wholesale, apparently the first big company to do so. Its roots go back a bit.
Einstein Bros. Bagels closed in late 2011 to make way for a new restaurant and movie theater operation called Standees - The Entertaining Eatery. It is scheduled to reopen Wednesday at 6970 Mission Road in The Village shopping center.
Pie Five Pizza Co. is in expansion mode with five more area restaurants planned to open by next summer — in Leawood, Mission, Overland Park, Westport and Topeka. The first Pie Five opened in Fort Worth in 2011, combining handmade pizzas with fresh ingredients and the latest high-speed baking techniques. Customers can select from a variety of choices in crust, sauce, cheese, greens, meats and vegetables. The Pie Five name comes from the five minutes it takes to make the custom or specialty pizzas.
I recently initiated a discuss where I talked about the importance of directness. But when I thought about it, as with most things, I realized that once you put the same issue into the workplace, the rules changed.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s Heart of America Hot Dog Festival wants to bring the community together through one of our nation’s favorite pastimes. Also this week: ‘Ragtime’ at Theatre in the Park and comedian Mike Epps at Starlight.
Lenexa’s new Bulk-It offers bulk health food items like granola and milk chocolate malt balls, as well as smoothies and juices, and locally made food products. National retailers opening shops in Kansas City, Kan., Leawood and Overland Park.
Houndstooth menswear shop recently opened at 507 Walnut St. in the River Market, selling private label men’s suits, British made shoes, casual wear and locally produced products like locally made leather goods and high-quality KC themed T-shirts.
12th & Baltimore, Mamma Leone’s Pizza, Cactus Grill, District Pour House & Kitchen, Taqueria El Torito, Ararat Temple Restaurant, Chick-fil-A, Garozzo’s, Jerusalem Bakery, John’s Big Deck, McDonald’s and Pour Boy Oil.
Before your student leaves the nest, find out whether your homeowner policy will cover his stuff while at school, and figure out what to do about car insurance while he’s gone. If your child is studying abroad this semester or next, don’t overlook the health insurance page in the information package.
Game Day Chicken Wings & Fish is scheduled to open in mid-August in the former The Cook Shack Cafe building at 8950 Wornall Road. The breakfast/lunch/dinner operation will offer such items as chicken wings, chicken and waffles, fish, burgers, and a daily special.
Hungry Monkey Party Bites has set up a kitchen at 106 E. Fifth St. with a goal of “transcending the bounds of the ordinary snack.” It plans to start selling its flavored popcorn, nuts, cookies and other treats at the City Market starting Saturday.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is now open in Liberty, and the area franchisee is already planning another restaurant in Wichita. In other developments, Crows Coffee opens near UMKC. Slim Chickens plans Independence location.
Area restaurants cited for 7 or more priority or critical health code violations: Cocina Mexicana, Evergreen Chinese, Joy Wok, Soccer Nation, Carniceria La 7, Sabor Centro Americano, Bonito Michoacan, Lake Stop, and Edwardsville City Park. Most violations are corrected at the time of the inspection.
Steven Webb’s coffee roasting hobby quickly turned into a wholesale business and now a new coffee shop. Red-Headed Philosopher Coffee is sharing a space with Can I have a Bite at 8011 Wornall Road, Suite B.
Jeff Gawronski founded DormCo.com four years ago with a business model that takes a few pages from Amazon’s playbook. DormCo carries about 4,500 products, including comforters, lamps and other lights, futons, loungers, benches and other seating, and customized products such as lofted beds.
The new Morning Day Cafe is scheduled to open this week in Liberty. It will focus on “above free-trade” coffee and teas, smoothies and natural whole foods (most locally sourced) and other menu items that will appeal to the health conscious consumer and those with food allergies.